A coder is looking for help coding a patient seeking a prescription for pain medication. She found V65.2 (feigning illness) and 305.XX.
- “Which fits your document best?”
- “Get more info from the physician as to the specific details.”
- “The wisest thing to do is read the notes and talk to [your] MD before labeling the patient with some disastrous diagnosis.”
What do you think is the proper diagnosis code(s) for this situation?
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